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Costa Concordia

costa concordia january 2012

Concordia Hits Reef and Partially Sinks

Date: January 14, 2012 
Where: Giglio, Tuscany Italy
Incident: The ship hit a reef and grounded around 9 p.m. local time. The accident caused the ship to suffer a reported 150 ft. gash in hull. 32 people were killed. The Captain of the ship, Francesco Schettino, is charged with manslaughter as well as other charges after he allegedly left the ship leaving passengers and crew to fend for themselves. His trial is expected to begin in July 2013.

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A decision on the removal of the Costa Concordia has been made. Read the story here.

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Specifications

Launched: 2006  Sank: January 2012

GRT: 114,500

Length: 952 ft.

Draft: 27 ft.

Speed: 23 Knots

Passengers: 3,200